Date/Time: 
07/17/2013 - 3:00pm
Location
Address: 
City: 
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Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Legal Momentum's National Judicial Education Program
Event Contact
Contact Website: 
http://www.legalmomentum.org/
Description: 

The Intersection of Stalking and Sexual Assault will address the often overlooked link between stalking and sexual assault. Stalking is a crime that is often co-perpetrated with other crimes, such as domestic violence and sexual assault. Research supports a connection between stalking and sexual assault – both pre- and post-assault. In this webinar, we will explore the nature and dynamics of stalking, focusing on its intersection with sexual assault. We will also discuss ways in which this information impacts our responses to and services for victims.Audience: This session will provide useful information and strategies for a wide variety of professionals, including prosecutors and other lawyers, law enforcement, medical professionals, judges, victim advocates, journalists and communications professionals, and others who interact with and write about sexual assault victims. 

Date/Time: 
07/23/2013 - 11:00am
Location
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
National Institute of Justice
Event Contact
Contact Email: 
FSI@mail.wvu.edu
Description: 

Join this webinar to gain a better understanding of forensic laboratories capabilities to test biological evidence and the present state of forensic DNA testing. This webinar will cover:

  • The identification of biological fluids prior to conducting DNA testing and issues related to the collection of samples.
  • The fundamental DNA analysis process, including types of samples, techniques used by forensic laboratories, statistical analysis of results and entry into national databases.

Learn more about attending this and other webinars for legal professionals presented by the West Virginia University Forensic Science Initiative with funding from NIJ.

Date/Time: 
06/17/2013 - 2:00pm
Location
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Margaret Mikkelsen
Contact Phone: 
609-631-4450, x208
Contact Email: 
mmikkelsen@njcasa.org
Contact Website: 
http://www.njcasa.org
Description: 

A 90-minute webinar presented by Philip McCabe, Health Educator at UMDNJ and leader of NJ Gay Health Initiative Project.

Sexual violence is any act (verbal and/or physical) which breaks a person’s trust and/or safety and is sexual in nature.Heterosexism and homo/trans phobia in our culture puts LGBTQ people at greater risk for sexual assault. It is common for perpetrators to use sexual violence as a way to punish and humiliate someone for being LGBTQ, and/or for sexual assault to be one type of violence that occurs during an anti-LGBTQ battering. Interpersonal violence can also occur between same sex domestic partners, former partners, other family members, friends, co workers and others known to the victim. Providers can benefit from understanding the difficulty for LGBTQ victims to receive services as well as what considerations can be beneficial for providing LGBTQ affirmative, trauma informed services. 

As a result of this webinar participants will:

*Analyze the prevalence and consequences of sexual violence as it pertains to LGBTQ individuals.

*Describe special considerations in working with victims of same-gender violence and also individuals who identify as LGBTQ and are victims of opposite gender sexual violence.

Participants will use GoToMeeting to join the webinar. After you register, you will receive an email with instructions for participating. 

Date: June 17, 2013

Time: 2:00p-3:30p

Location: GoToMeeting.com

Fee: $10/person

Register for the webinar here. Once completed, you will then be redirected to NJCASA's website to pay your registration fee. Please allow your browser to redirect, or your registration will not be complete. If you need to complete your payment later, you may do so here.

Contact Margaret Mikkelsen at (609) 631-4450, x208 or mmikkelsen@njcasa.org for more information.

Date/Time: 
06/20/2013 - 3:00pm
Location
Address: 
City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Battered Women's Justice Project
Event Contact
Contact Email: 
ncdbw@ncdbw.org
Description: 

Description: Sometimes when prosecuting a defendant in a domestic violence or sexual assault case, prosecutors realize that the victim's conduct may not comport with what many believe is "typical" victim behavior. In these cases, what the victim did or did not do may seem bizarre, confusing, or otherwise inexplicable to potential jurors or the judge and, often times, severely undermines a victim's credibility. This webinar will describe common victim behaviors and dynamics in domestic violence and sexual assault cases as well as their impacts on fact finders' assessments of victim credibility. The presenter will summarize the law related to the introduction of expert testimony by the prosecution to explain victim behavior and identify experts qualified to testify on this issue. This webinar will also highlight the importance of deciding whether to introduce expert testimony in a case. In addition, it will identify ways to work with experts to prepare a case for trial even if the testimony will not be introduced. Learning Objectives At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be better able to:

  • Recognize victim behaviors that may require explanation at trial
  • Manage personal biases or pre-conceived notions of expected victim behavior;
  • Educate judges and juries about victim behaviors and dispel myths;
  • Identify and work with experts to prepare a case for trial;
  • Apply necessary law to be able to introduce expert testimony at trial (when offered by the prosecution).

 Registration Details:This webinar is open OVW Grants to Encourage Arrest (GTEA) Grantees, LAV grantees, other OVW grantees, and the general public. It is free of charge (but you will have to pay for the phone call if you dial in).  Questions?For questions about this webinar, please contact the National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women at ncdbw@ncdbw.org. Please put "Expert #5 Webinar Question" in the subject line. 

Date/Time: 
06/26/2013 - 2:00pm
Location
Address: 
City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Just Detention International
Event Contact
Contact Website: 
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6157806425995742976
Description: 

This JDI webinar on sexual violence behind bars will focus on the immigration detention system. Expert presenters will look at the unique vulnerabilities of immigrant detainees -- and the obstacles to getting help that they face.The session will also give an overview of the U.S.’s rapidly growing immigration detention system, covering its complex array of agencies and facilities and the pending Department of Homeland Security standards to eliminate the sexual abuse of detainees. The webinar will feature talks by a community advocate and a survivor of sexual abuse in immigration detention. These perspectives will help shed light on the specific needs of survivors of this abuse and the ways advocates can get them help.Who Should Attend:This webinar is aimed at advocates and service providers – rape crisis center staff, counselors, and administrators – though anyone who works in the victim services field is encouraged to attend. Corrections officials, law enforcement, and other professionals in related fields are also invited.No Refuge Here is the first in a three-part series of webinars on providing services to survivors of sexual abuse in detention. The series is part of JDI’s National Sexual Violence in Detention Education and Resource Project, which is supported by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women. JDI is an international health and human rights organization that seeks to eliminate sexual violence in all forms of detention.

Date/Time: 
06/26/2013 - 2:00pm
Location
Address: 
City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Just Detention International
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Just Detention International
Contact Phone: 
213-384-1400
Contact Email: 
info@justdetention.org
Contact Website: 
www.justdetention.org
Description: 

This webinar on sexual violence behind bars will focus on the immigration detention system. Expert presenters will look at the unique vulnerabilities of immigrant detainees -- and the obstacles to getting help that they face. The session will also give an overview of the U.S.’s rapidly growing immigration detention system, covering its complex array of agencies and facilities and the pending Department of Homeland Security standards to eliminate the sexual abuse of detainees.  The webinar will also feature talks by a community advocate and a survivor of sexual abuse in immigration detention. These perspectives will help shed light on the specific needs of survivors of this abuse and the ways advocates can get them help.  Who Should Attend: This webinar is aimed at advocates and service providers – rape crisis center staff, counselors, and administrators – though anyone who works in the victim services field is encouraged to attend. Corrections officials, law enforcement, and other professionals in related fields are also invited. No Refuge Here is part of a series of webinars on providing services to survivors of sexual abuse in detention. The series is part of JDI’s National Sexual Violence in Detention Education and Resource Project, which is supported by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women. JDI is an international health and human rights organization that seeks to eliminate sexual violence in all forms of detention.

Date/Time: 
06/05/2013 (All day) to 06/20/2013 (All day)
Location
Address: 
City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Victim Rights Law Center
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
VRLC
Contact Phone: 
617-399-6720
Contact Email: 
elearning@victimrights.org
Contact Website: 
http://www.victimrights.org
Description: 

Conducting an initial sexual assault legal intake interview requires a specialized skill set. This free, online course will help you further develop the skills you need to conduct a sexual assault legal intake, demonstrating best practices and inviting you to develop strategies for effectively working with survivors to identify and address their civil legal needs. The course consists of a self-paced web-based training, a series of independent homework activities, and an interactive webinar led by VRLC Staff Attorney Laura Mahr. The course is available for OVW grantees, sub-grantees, and their grant partners,* and will begin Wednesday, June 5th, 2013. To pass the course, you must attend the June 20th webinar (10–11:30 a.m. Pacific). For more information, see the course outline online or email us at elearning@victimrights.org. *Note that should the course fill, priority will be given to LAV grantees, sub-grantees, and their grant partners.If you are not an OVW grantee, but are interested in the course, let us know and we will contact you when the course is offered without grant restrictions.

Date/Time: 
04/18/2013 - 1:30pm
Location
Address: 
City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
JUVJust
Description: 

On April 18, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. ET, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-funded Safe Start Center will present the 1-hour Webinar "Unclocking the Development of Children Exposed to Violence."  Panelists will discuss the impact of exposure to violence on child development and offer ways schools and the child welfare system can better respond to trauma. 

Date/Time: 
05/01/2013 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Location
Address: 
City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Just Detention International
Description: 

This JDI webinar will introduce advocates to exciting new opportunities to help incarcerated youth who have been sexually abused. Children and adolescents in detention suffer sexual abuse and harassment at alarming rates, and the effects of this abuse can last a lifetime. That's the bad news. The good news is that the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards offer guidance for corrections facilities and pave the way for rape crisis counselors and other advocates who care about children to provide life-saving help to this underserved population

During the webinar, experts in the fields of sexual abuse and youth detention will discuss the range of services addressed in the PREA standards. Presenters will review some of the challenges of providing care to this population, and to working in detention settings more broadly. Attendees will learn ways to adapt crisis interventions to these settings, as well as other strategies to offer the community standard of care to youth detainees. This webinar will feature advocates who have worked in youth facilities and survivors who have experienced this abuse.

Register online.

Date/Time: 
04/11/2013 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Location
Address: 
City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Just Detention International
Description: 

This JDI webinar on preventing sexual abuse in youth detention will cover the importance of partnerships between community advocates and corrections officials and the vital role of community advocates in serving incarcerated youth. Leaders from both fields will discuss trauma-informed responses to this abuse and new opportunities to provide services to this underserved group afforded by the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards. The speakers will also address related changes in juvenile correction's approach to sexual abuse and next steps for continuing this critically important cultural shift.

The webinar will offer examples of successful community-corrections partnerships, and will feature a conversation between an advocate and corrections leader who are currently working together to end sexual violence against youth behind bars. These discussions will demonstrate how such collaborations can ensure that youth get the help they need, including confidential rape crisis services. This webinar is the second in a three-part series on sexual violence in youth detention.

Who Should Attend:
This webinar is aimed at advocates and service providers – rape crisis center staff, counselors, and administrators – though anyone who works in the victim services field is encouraged to attend. Corrections officials, law enforcement, and other professionals in related fields are also invited.

Register online.

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